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Question :
What are the system requirements for using OLYMPUS Viewer 3?

Answer:
The following tables show the system requirements for using OLYMPUS Viewer 3.

Windows
OS Windows Vista (SP2) / Windows 7 (SP1) / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10
(Need a 64bit-OS for the processing of High Res Shot raw file)
CPU Core2Duo 2.13GHz or faster
(Core i series or later is recommended)
RAM 2GB or more
(Need 4GB or more RAM for the processing of High Res Shot raw file)
Free Hard Drive Space 3 GB or more
Monitor Settings 1024 x 768 pixels or more
Minimum 65,536 colors (Minimum 16,770,000 colors recommended)
Others  USB port, Internet Explorer 9 or later, DirectX 9 or later recommended,
Internet connection
Note:
- This software requires a computer with a pre-installed operating system. Operation is not guaranteed when using a home-built PC or upgraded operating system.
- Operation is not guaranteed when using a USB port that is not directly part of the computer.
- To install the software, log in with the ADMINISTRATOR account or with an account that has administrative privileges.
- It is recommended to expand more RAM when using RAW data.

Macintosh
OS Mac OS X v10.8 - v10.11
(Need a 64bit-OS for the processing of High Res Shot raw file)
CPU Core2Duo 2.0GHz or faster
(Core i series or later is recommended)
RAM 2GB or more
(Need 4GB or more RAM for the processing of High Res Shot raw file)
Free Hard Drive Space 3 GB or more
Monitor Settings 1024 x 768 pixels or more
Minimum 32,000 colors (Minimum 16,770,000 colors recommended)
Others  USB port, Safari 6.0 or later, QuickTime 7 or later, Internet connection
Note:
- Operation is not guaranteed when using a USB port that is not directly part of the computer.
- To install the software, log in with the ADMINISTRATOR account or with an account that has administrative privileges.
- It is recommended to expand more RAM when using RAW data.

Question :
How do I download the free OLYMPUS Viewer 3 software?

Answer:
The OLYMPUS Viewer 3 image editing and management software is available to Olympus camera users as a free download. The following procedure explains how to download the software.

OLYMPUS Viewer 3
Note:
To download OLYMPUS Viewer 3 for free, you need the serial number from your camera.

Procedure

  1. Click OLYMPUS Viewer 3 Software Download.
  2. Carefully read the Software License Agreement in How to download and install OLYMPUS Viewer 3. If you accept the terms, proceed to step 3.
    By clicking the [Download Now] button, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the Olympus Software License Agreement.
  3. Enter your camera's serial number into the Serial Number box. Click Download Now for either Windows or Macintosh to download the software.
    Enter your camera's serial number into the Serial Number box. Click Download Now for either Windows or Macintosh to download the software.
  4. After the download is complete, double-click the installer file and follow the instructions to complete the setup.

    For how to install the software, refer to the following web pages:
    * How do I install OLYMPUS Viewer 3 on my computer? ( Windows )
    * How do I install OLYMPUS Viewer 3 on my computer? ( Macintosh )

Question :
I took pictures with another brand of digital camera. Can I develop the RAW data in OLYMPUS Viewer 3?

Answer:
No, you can only develop the RAW data of pictures that were taken with an Olympus digital camera.


Question :
How do I disable the Auto Start?

Answer:
In default settings, the OLYMPUS Viewer 3 software starts automatically when a camera or removable media with images is connected to the computer.
The following procedure explains how to disable the Auto Start function so that the OLYMPUS Viewer 3 software will not start automatically.

  1. In Menu, click Options.
    In Menu, click Options.
  2. When the Options dialog box is displayed, click Start-up.
    When the Options dialog box is displayed, click Start-up.
  3. In Auto Start, clear the following check box: Start up automatically when a camera or removable media is connected to the PC.
    In Auto Start, clear the following check box: Start up automatically when a camera or removable media is connected to the PC.
  4. Click OK to complete the setting.
    Click OK to complete the setting.

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